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January 30 - January 30, 2009 Medieval, Renaissance,...

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January 30, 2009 Medieval, Renaissance, Elizabethan The first building made especially for plays in England was THE THEATRE In Elizabethan theater, a great many playgoers were satisfied to stand around the stage and were nicknamed GROUNDLINGS The shape of the early Elizabethan theater was often octagonal or circular, like the bear pits in which bears, tied to stakes, were baited by dogs. TRUE In order to understand what took place before the play began, one must listen to the falling action/ catharsis. FALSE Much of what we know of traveling players during the Elizabethan period comes from the “play within the play” Mouse-Trap that the players perform in Hamlet. TRUE The film, The Reckoning, depicted a group of medieval actors performing a MYSTERY PLAY The entrance fee to the theater in Elizabethan period was a penny, equivalent to five or ten dollars today. TRUE The Elizabethans were the first to have female actors on stage. FALSE Shakespeare, whose “masque” in THE TEMPEST is a delightful short tribute to the
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